It appears that API usage does not increment the viewcount, but I'm not certain. Is this the case? Is there documentation that supports it? I only care about reading/gets (not doing updates).
All GET requests (aka "reads") should increase the view count
The /search service does not (and our team often uses this for that very reason)
Also, if this is more of licensing questions, you can see - Jive and Page Views
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